7 February

National secondary league tables show that Sheffield schools continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs for the second year in a row.

The league tables also highlight an increase in the number of high performing schools in Sheffield with nearly half of all our secondary schools featuring in the well above average and above average categories.

Leaping up the tables, Park Academy, Newfield Secondary School and Handsworth Grange Community Sports College were among those that achieved well above on the new progress indicator, compared to the national average.

Stephen Betts at Learn Sheffield said: ‘We are pleased that so many of the schools in Sheffield did so well, especially in light of the challenges linked to the introduction of the new GCSE gradings.

“This is testament to the hard work of teachers, leaders and the communities they serve, throughout the city. Increasingly, schools are working in partnership with one another and Learn Sheffield is supporting a number of schools. Sheffield schools have made great progress over the last few years, and the latest performance tables indicate this is set to continue!”

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families said: “It’s great to see the wonderful progress of our young people and secondary schools improving despite at a time of ongoing changes in the education system and gradings – this is excellent news for the city.

“We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Learn Sheffield, schools, students and their families to ensure that educational attainment for all children and young people in Sheffield continues to improve.”

Note for Editors

Secondary school performance data can be found at https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/.